The development of bituminous binders with an intrinsic fuel resistance is required to limit pavement damage and maintenance operations in those areas, such as airport systems and industrial areas and filling stations, where the risk of fuel spilling exists. This paper focuses on the study of the interactions between bitumen and fuel to attain a composition of modified binders with enhanced fuel resistance. Several different modifiers, including polymeric materials, recycled crumb rubber, and synthetic waxes, were added to a base bitumen. All blends were studied with special reference to their chemical composition and subjected to a solubility test consisting of a controlled immersion in kerosene (jet fuel A-1). The results were interpreted on the basis of the compositional characteristics which determine the interactions occurring between bitumen and modifiers. Among the formulations with enhanced fuel resistance, those based on synthetic waxes appeared to be the most interesting ones.
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